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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to adequately reform our medical liability structure. i was in new mexico the other day. i met with a group of ob/gyn docs. and they were deeply concerned because they were fearful that there'd be another increase in malpractice insurance rates as a result of what they believe are frivolous lawsuits and that that would put them out of business. one doctor indicated that her rates have gone up so much that she's now to the point where she is screening patients. she won't take high-risk patients anymore because of the danger that will generate a lawsuit and a lawsuit would put her out of business. this has had a devastating impact in a lot of communities. my home state of wyoming, we've lost the top insurer of malpractice insurance in the state. the rates for general practitioner have gone from $40,000 a year to $100,000 a year for an insurance policy. we think this has a devastating impact on the quality of healthcare, as i say, high-risk patients not being treated anymore, we've lost ob/gyn doctors in the country, and we think it needs to be fixed. we need to cap noneconomic damages, and we
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